Martinsville, Va.-based Nationwide Homes recently unveiled its Care-Cottage, a new housing concept for disabled or elderly people. The custom-designed modular units offer an affordable alternative to costly home renovation or assisted-living facilities while providing privacy and independence.
Goodin, Nationwide’s director of sales and marketing, said
Care-Cottages are ideal for families who would like to take care of loved ones,
either by adding a modular unit onto their existing homes or having a
freestanding unit on their property.
typical clients are people with health or disability issues who need the
assistance of family members, but also want to live their own lives and
maintain a certain level of independence,” he said, adding that the biggest
market potential involves aging Baby Boomers.
first Care-Cottage was built forAngie Plager, who
was injured in a car accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down. While
Plager was able to move back home, she wound up in her mother’s living room,
since all of the bedrooms in her family’s two-story, farm-style home in rural Iowa are upstairs.
and Nationwide worked together to custom-designed her own wheelchair-friendly
Care-Cottage, which was recently installed next to her mother’s home. The 14-foot
by 44-foot modular home features wide doors as well as a custom-designed
kitchen, bathroom and shower facilities that are easily accessible without
having an institutional look or feel.
more information, visitwww.nationwide-homes.com.